Labour Leave £18.5k to #UKIP was “donation, not cost-sharing” | The SKWAWKBOX

This is a very illuminating follow-up to This Site’s Labour Leave piece from a couple of days ago:

One of the SKWAWKBOX’s UKIP sources told this blog:

Labour Leave’s claim that they were paying their share of costs for the Referendum campaign simply isn’t credible.

If that were the case, the money would be paid to the Leave.EU campaign, not as a donation directly to UKIP as an political party. The reason the Electoral Commission has registered it as a donation is very simple – it’s a donation.

If this is correct it means that Kate Hoey misled the BBC and the public. The only conceivable reason the money would be paid to UKIP would be if UKIP had paid out costs on behalf of Labour Leave – but Labour Leave has lots of cash via its multi-millionaire director and Leave enthusiast John Mills.

UKIP, on the other hand, has well-documented financial troubles going back years.

This blog will be contacting the Electoral Commission for comment tomorrow, but at the moment the assertion of the UKIP source looks more likely than Ms Hoey’s excuse for the transaction.

If proven to be a donation, all the MPs (Hoey, Frank Field and the awful John Mann) who support Labour Leave, along with its directors who are members, should be expelled from the Labour party immediately.

Source: Labour Leave £18.5k to #UKIP “donation, not cost-sharing” | The SKWAWKBOX

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1 thought on “Labour Leave £18.5k to #UKIP was “donation, not cost-sharing” | The SKWAWKBOX

  1. Barry Davies

    It has been reported that UKIP’s rapid growth had created some financial problems but Multi millionaire Arron Banks put a huge donation in to stabilise the problems, although he now favours setting up a new party made up of independence supporting members of the tories and labour along with UKIP.

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